S H I I I I I I I I T !!!!! – 15th August 2001

Wednesday 15th I went round to Cat’s again today to help her scan some more photos. There are piles of them everywhere. It’s going to take her weeks to sort them all out. [I’m very glad she did as they’ve been a great source of terrible photos for IDST – Ta very much, Cat!]

Floyd was there too so we got quite a lot scanned and saved. For some reason, Floyd decided he wants to adopt me. Hmm.

Mum let me drive to Jake’s this afternoon. When I got there, he kept trying to take my clothes off again. I wouldn’t have minded had his brother not also been in the house! His brother was actually being quite nice to me today and wished me luck for tomorrow.

Urrghh! That reminds me…..

S H I I I I I I I I T !!!!!

I get my results for my A Levels tomorrow. Oh no, I’m going to finally officially know I’m well and truly thick!

These are my own predicted grades for tomorrow:

BiologyEI don’t understand it and I’ve always got crap module grades.  
GeographyDI totally cocked up my last 2 exams due to not doing anywhere near enough revision and knowing nothing about Guernsey or ICI.
Sports StudiesEMiss P annoyed me so I didn’t feel like doing any work for her in lessons.

Mr B was amazingly boring so I spent his lessons drifting in and out of consciousness.

Mr P-K was amazingly fit so there was no hope of me concentrating on my work.  
General StudiesFailIt’s complete bollocks.


Like I’d get in a car with him! Creep! – 12th to 14th August 2001

Sunday 12th I went to Reiss beach this afternoon with Mum, Dad, Auntie S, Tom, Minnie and the metal detector. That was fun until we started getting eaten alive by midges!

This evening, Rhian, Abby and I went out cruising in a car with Rhian’s friend Dee and her brother Graeme. Everybody in Wick seemed to be out so it was quite good. At one point, Abby and I got out and stood on the street cos Dee had to home and Duncan kept driving past with his cousin, Kate. They waved and then stopped and asked if we wanted a lift anywhere. Like I’d get in a car with him! Creep!

Another car full of lads also stopped and asked for a “date”. Of course, we basically told them to fuck off cos they were obviously total gimps.

Later, we got in Sandy’s lovely car with Rhian cos her boyfriend, Marc, was in there with him. He took us up to Noss Head cos we’d told him about the Highland cows and the lads wanted to see them!

I was quite surprised when I first got in Sandy’s car cos I expected thumping dance music like everyone else had blasting out. However, Sandy had The Corrs album on. It was quite nice actually!

When we got to Noss Head, we stopped in the car park and saw that there were already some people there. It was Dunny and Kelly and a couple of others smoking stuff. They were obviously drunk/stoned (or both) cos Kelly got on someone’s moped, started it up and whizzed straight into a nearby ditch! It was so funny! The lads tried to get it out and got totally covered in mud while Kelly just laughed and watched them without a speck of dirt on her!


Monday 13th Travelled home. Really boring day.


Tuesday 14th I had another dream about Ferny last night. Weird.

I went round to Cat’s today with all my photos cos she’s putting them all on CD so all our friends can have a copy of each other’s piccys.

After that, I went round to Jake’s. We had a bit of a jokey falling out about splitting up at uni but it’s obvious he’s genuinely worried about it. He also started trying to undress me later, just as Mum arrived to pick me up. Damn it!


I slapped Abby today – 11th August 2001

Saturday 11th We went to John o’Groats today to get presents and stuff. I bought Jake a pottery worm and a blue lump of glass.

We also went to the church in Wick to see Uncle R’s mural thing. It’s got him, Mr Boom and Moses holding a piece of jigsaw in it. Mr Boom’s in it cos the guy who plays him fell out with Uncle R and told him never to draw him again….. so now he puts him on everything! Moses is holding a piece of jigsaw cos they were going to do the mural like a jigsaw but changed their minds.

We also saw the old Sinclair crypt. It’s a bit creepy but pretty cool.

I slapped Abby today cos she started calling me pathetic for some reason. It made me feel better but I’m now scared she’s going to batter me back!


The vodka flowed – 10th August 2001

Friday 10th Abby and I left the lighthouse today cos we’re staying in Rhian’s room tonight. The lighthouse guy’s wife was showing some lad around this morning. He’d come all the way from New Zealand to trace the Sinclair clan (cos he is one) and he said he’d seen Sinclairs from Canada too.

It was Rhian’s boyfriend Marc’s party tonight so Rhian, Abby and I all went along. There were quite a lot of people squeezed into his bedroom at one point. I knew a few of them from previous trips to Wick but most people I’d never seen before. They were all nice enough though.

As the night progressed and the vodka flowed, it all got a bit more interesting. A lot of the lads decided it might be amusing to shave their heads and did it. A lad called “Jubb” ended up with a rather unattractive Mohican thing which was a shame cos he looked quite nice with hair.

Jubb spent a lot of time making me promise not to do anything with Duncan Morgan. Duncan was very obviously after me but he’s turned into a bit of a knob since I snogged him 2 years ago so I took Jubb’s advice and avoided him like the plague. Well, I tried anyway but he kept appearing and putting his arm round me and stuff. I kept telling him I had a boyfriend but he wouldn’t listen. Yuck!

I also had my arse grabbed by Colin Dunn a.k.a. Dunny as I was walking up the stairs but I didn’t mind that so much cos he’s far less minging than Duncan! Although he’s got a girlfriend, Kelly… who was there!

There was one lad there who I actually quite like cos he seemed fairly nice and normal and didn’t shave his head. For reasons as yet unknown to me, he’s called “Ferret”. I’ll have to find out why, along with his real name. Apparently he lives in the house where my dad’s family lived when they first moved to Wick. They left my dad where we live now though after moving down there for a couple of years from Thurso.

Later on when we went for a wander to Carter’s bar (no-one got in except me cos I had ID), I overheard some lads asking Ferret if I was the one he fancied. I never heard an answer. Damn it!

[Tess, Rhian and Abby]

A lad called Sandy gave us a lift back to Marc’s in his lovely yellow/orange Citroen Saxo. Some lad called Frodo then gave us a lift back to Rhian’s.

Overall it was a pretty good night. Jubb sent me a weird message which made no sense off Marc’s phone and when Rhian rang Marc, Duncan was asking if he could speak to me and Abby. Gimp! When he wasn’t groping me, he was asking Abby to persuade me to go with [snog] him. Yeah right!


I don’t want to be a possessive little freak – 9th August 2001

Thursday 9th Mum, Dad, Rhian, Abby, Tom, Minnie and I all tried to find the beach near the lighthouse today. We failed and ended up going to Sinclair and Girnigoe Castle instead. They’re sooo creepy! It’d be awful being stuck there on your own at night!

[That’s the castle on the left in the background.]

After that, we all went back to Auntie S’s house. We just stayed in and went on the internet and stuff. I drove to the Co-op and back though with Mum. 🙂

I’m not too happy now. I rang Jake before to discover he’s at Emma’s party. I got pissed off cos I don’t like missing out on stuff and half of the people there fancy him, including Suzanna the Slapper who was about to throw herself at him on The Run [a pub crawl] once before.

I know it’s not his fault that people fancy him but I couldn’t help getting annoyed. I can’t stand the thought of people even considering flirting with him when I’m not there cos he’s too polite to just walk away. I’m getting as bad as Abby’s boyfriend! Nooooo!!! I don’t want to be a possessive little freak!

What annoyed me more was when I rang him back to apologise and he let slip that he’d told Sarah about what I’d said to him and that I’m basically being paranoid. However, Sarah apparently told him that she knows people who fancy me. WHO?!?


She tried to wee on her biscuits – 8th August 2001

Wednesday 8th My family all went to see Mum and Dad’s friends that used to own the shop in our village. They moved up to Dunnet a few months ago.

Abby went horse riding on a horse called Richard and Dad wet fishing off the cliffs so Mum let me have a drive the car. I drove all the way to Gills to find out the ferry times to Orkney and then back again. I got followed by a police car for quite a way which was a bit worrying!

When we got back, Mollie was being really horrible to their dog, Marty, and she tried to wee on her biscuits! I also saw some buzzards.

When we went to Auntie Susan’s for tea, Rhian and Abby went out and I stayed and played on the computer with Tom. When they got back, Abby told me that Rhian said her mate, Laura Morgan, said Abby and I were miserable. Bitch! It’s probably just cos we refused to buy her fags last year!

I spoke to Jake later. He’s at his mate Hugo’s and is going rock climbing tomorrow. He also invited me to a party next week but I reckon it’s only cos I was moaning he never asked me to go out with his friends.


I rang Sarah to make our disgust known – 30th & 31st July 2000

Monday 30th Denny had a party tonight which was pretty good. Michael brought 2 of his workmates, Sam and Ian (a.k.a. Nip due to his nipple piercing), who I spent most of the night talking to cos Jake was busy dancing with Denny and Gethin. Hmmm, worrying!

Nip was talking to me most and kept nudging me as if he was flirting, even though Karen and Lizzie were making it blatantly obvious they wanted to get off with him after discovering Sam’s got a girlfriend. He ended up with Lizzie in the end because Karen threw up quite regularly for the rest of the night after downing half a bottle of cheap wine.

I stayed in Denny’s sister’s room with Jake but we slept on the floor cos we didn’t feel fair sleeping in her bed.


Tuesday 31st Denny wasn’t best pleased this morning due to a number of things:

  • Lizzie and Nip did stuff in both the bathroom and his parents’ bed after he had made it clear we had to stay out of there.
  • Sarah and Michael left a used condom (yuck!) on the floor of the spare room and left without clearing up or saying goodbye. Gethin disposed of the offending item and I rang Sarah to make our disgust known.
  • Karen left sick everywhere and didn’t get out of bed until 2pm. Even then she didn’t clean it up.


P.S. Poor Denny!

Grim, derelict and scary – 28th July 2000

Saturday 28th A big group of us all went to Liverpool tonight for Emma’s birthday. We were led by Niall Cafferty (cos he’d been before) and he’s a bit of a mosher so we ended up in some weird places including The Swan where we went first. It sounds like a nice, well-furnished pub but no, ‘pub’ is the only word there that can be used to describe it, along with other words such as grim, derelict and scary. We were the ones being stared at! Other than that and the heat, it wasn’t too bad!

A few of us decided to leave a bit early because it was way too hot and sweaty in there and we went to Revolution, the vodka bar, instead. I had a black cherry flavoured vodka and a dark chocolate mint one. Mmmm!

At 9pm we went to meet up with the others at Krazyhouse which was our main destination. Again, it was very hot in there but pretty cool.

Jake and I had a minor fall out cos he said he liked me because I’m “nice”. Don’t be creative with your compliments, will you?! I forgave him soon after once he’d said he loves me etc. a few times!

I’d have quite happily stayed in Krazyhouse but Cat, Lizzie, Denny and Jake were hot so I left with them and went back to Revolution. When we got bored of vodka, we wandered the streets, sat on a bench and then found nice, comfy sofas in Life Café. Then we met up with the others and went home to bed.


I accidentally threw one at his balls – 24th to 27th July 2000

Tuesday 24th Yey!! I’m home! 🙂 Today consisted of an extremely boring coach journey/ferry crossing during which I couldn’t buy much food due to leaving all my money in my suitcase. The highlight of the journey was when Cat passed a card round for all the College 2s to sign (as it’s our last trip) for Mr P. I took great delight in writing, “Thank you for 3 great trips! Love Tessa xxx”. I don’t know if he’ll notice but I’ve actually been on 4 trips. Ha ha ha!!! (evil laughter)


Wednesday 25th I had a nice lie in this morning and then Jake came round to see me later on. I got lots of hugs and kisses from him all day which was very nice. He said he missed me and felt sort of empty while I was away and that it’s nice to have me back. I’m very glad to hear that! 🙂


Thursday 26th Mmm. I got lots more kisses and cuddles from Jake today. We went to the Trafford Centre cinema and saw Evolution which was really good and funny.

It was on the news that there’s foot and mouth disease in our village at the farm over the railway and I can see it from my bedroom window. They’ve killed all the poor cows.


Friday 27th I saw Jake all day today cos it was nice and sunny so we lay about in the hammock and threw apples at each other. I accidentally threw one at his balls. I think it hurt a bit!

Everybody did The Run [a pub crawl] tonight, even though most people said they’re going to Liverpool for Emma’s birthday tomorrow too. I told Jake that I didn’t think I could go due to a severe money shortage. He started saying how he really wanted me to go cos it wouldn’t be the same without me.

At other points in the evening, Jake also called me an angel and said he loves me more than anything in the world. 🙂 Cool!


Feeling our faces with their hands – 23rd July 2000

Monday 23rd Well, it’s the last full day today. Normally I’d be upset to be leaving but this year I’m not.

We all spent the day at Phantasialand theme park which was quite good. It wasn’t huge but it had some good rides, including a runaway mine train thing. When we were in the dark bit, Gethin and Denny scared me and Cat by repeating what a waiter had done to Lizzie in Cyprus, saying, “Oooh my lurve!” and feeling our faces with their hands. Scary!

There was one flight simulator type ride which was awful. It wasn’t frightening or anything, it just made everyone extremely travel sick!

The day started off really hot but then went cooler and started pouring with rain just as I chickened out of a ride and had to stand outside. It was a big “Mystery Castle” except it wasn’t a mystery at all cos there was a big tower on it which made it obvious they were going to drop you from a great height! I went in the queue but then changed my mind and the young guy working there showed me the way out. Before he went, he asked me how old I was and where I was from and then said, “You are a very nice girl”. Strange. Maybe he was practicing his English!

We had a barbecue at the hostel tonight but I felt extremely travel sick for the 2nd time today because the coach driver got lost and we ended up on a really windy road, so I didn’t eat anything.

The teachers also gave out certificates to everyone cos it was the last night. I got one for “Photographic Modelling” because of what happened at the 1st concert when the old woman was taking photos and I got the giggles. Mr P presented it to me and I hesitated in shaking his hand. Apparently everyone noticed but then most people know about what he said to me. Bastard!

We all got pissed AGAIN tonight and it resulted in Denny, Gethin and Daniel dressing up in my clothes and applying Cat’s make up. It was all a very disturbing experience for those of us who witnessed them posing around our room!

I went into Gethin’s room later and discovered Denny asleep so I decided to get revenge for him taking awful photos of me all holiday. I got Lizzie’s purple nail varnish and drew lovely patterns on his face with it and took a photo. Hee hee!

We knew he’d noticed only when he got up to go to the loo and screamed as he saw his face in the mirror. He did managed to get it off though….. eventually!